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Lincoln County, KY Obituaries File #90

Submitted By:  Carole French DiSanto  

Reminder; all obituaries are for personal use only and may not be sold for personal gain, or published without the permission from the Newspaper.   

ANDERSON, Emma F. Jenkins

BALDWIN, Anna E. Duncan BENEDICT, Delmar Lee, Sr.
BENDER, Charles Regis BERRY, Chuck G. BLAIR, Juanita Allen

BOONE, Lisa Gaye

CARPENTER, Viola Y. Joseph CAUDILL, Annie Mae Jones
CROWE, Larry Freeman DAVIDSON, Dan DENNY, Lesa Kaye

DENNY, Nellie Jones

DOSS, Virginia Zwahlen DOUGLAS, Billy Ray
DUNKIN, Ruth Maybrier DURHAM, Iva Mae ELDER, Hubert Lee "Blue"

GOOCH, Leon "Buck"

GRIFFITH, Shirley A. Adams HALE, James Lee
HAWKINS, Violet McGuire HAZLETT, Almeda Duncan KIMBERLING, Dennis Alton 

LEWIS, Beulah Hoskins

LOGAN, Lucy Ellen LONG, David Archer
MacWITHEY, Alice Burke MESSER, William H. MIRACLE, Cleo Lewis

MOORE, Pauline Sims

NEWTON, Charles Samuel REED, Bertha F. Tinsley
REED, S. C. ROUTIN, James H. SMITH, James F.

SMITH, John W. "Jay"

SMITH, Mary Irene Hodge SNYDER, Mark Anthony
SOWDERS, Bernie M. Atkins SOUTHERLAND, Ollie Eugene SPEARS, Delbert D.

STEWART, Emma Katherine

SUTTON, James "J. D."  WILCHER, Lee Roy
WOODS, Mary A. Maxwell WOODS, Ralph W., Sr.    

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Saturday, June 02, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

ANDERSON, Emma Frances Jenkins  

January 06 1923 - May 30, 2012

Emma Frances Jenkins Anderson, 89, of Danville, died Wednesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville.

Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Thomas and Myrtle Wall Jenkins of Halls Gap and Stanford and the widow of the late Chester Thomas Anderson of Halls Gap and Danville. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Danville. She retired from Corning Glass/North American Philips after 34 years of service. She was a trophy-winning bowler on different teams and a longtime caretaker of both of her parents, and was always there to help the family in sickness or any way she could.

Survivors include nephews Charles T. “Bim” Newton and Bobby K. (Gina) Newton, whom were her caretakers, David Hartford (Brenda) Sexton, Jimmy (Margaret) Sexton, Butch (Peggy) Jenkins and Mike Jenkins; nieces, Barbara (Woody) Randolph, Debbie Cook, Megan (Brian) Ruth and Halee Ruth; and many more great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lula Sexton of Harrodsburg and Aletha Newton of Danville; and three brothers, Roy and Earvine Jenkins of Stanford and Earl Jenkins of Danville.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Rev. Ernest Martin and Rev. Brent Rowe will officiate. Burial will be at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery in Halls Gap.

Pallbearers will be Charles T. “Bim” Newton, Brian Ruth, Shane Randolph, Donald Sexton, Dale Sexton and Johnny Curlis. Honorary pallbearers are Bobby K. Newton, Megan and Halee Ruth, David Hartford Sexton, Jimmy Sexton, Ruth Lyons, Richard Otto, Butch Jenkins, Danny and Pat Bodner, Jewel Turner, Violet James, Georgia McGuffey, Mildred Baird, Dorothy Boyd, Nan McCowan and Frank and Joyce Prewitt.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m-12:30 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Advocate - Messenger  

BALDWIN, Anna E. Duncan  

November 19, 1930 - May 02, 2012

ANDERSON, Ind. — Anna Elizabeth Duncan Baldwin, 81, of Anderson, Ind., died Wednesday, May 2, at her residence.

Born Nov. 19, 1930, in Hustonville, Ky., Elizabeth was a daughter of the late Bradford and Iris Wells Duncan.

Survivors include her husband, Frederick Baldwin; four daughters, Sandy (Mike) Frye, Cheryl (Larrett) Shafer, Susan (Hervey) Lawrence and Cathy (John) Smith; three sisters, Pauline Hazlett of Stanford, Ky., Almeda Hazlett of Ohio, and Faye Reed of Moreland, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were May 5 at East Maplewood Cemetery.

Brown- Butz- Diedring Funeral Home was in charge.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

BENEDICT, Delmar Lee, Sr.  

July 26, 1934 - June 23, 2012 

MORELAND - Delmar Lee Benedict Sr., 77, of Danville, died Saturday.

Born July 26, 1934, he was the son of the late Clell and Lillie Brown Benedict.

Survivors include two sons, Barry (Karen) Benedict and Delmar Benedict Jr., and three daughters, Lisa Benedict, Lillie White and Kristy Benedict, and their mother, Helen Benedict, all of Danville; 10 grandchildren, Mandy, Matt, Zack, Brandon, Nick, Kala, Chris, Sara, Derek and Ky’Lece; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home, with burial in Moreland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matthew, Zack and Wesley Benedict, Derek White, Chris Christerson and Chris Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are Mandy Benedict, Sara Russell and Kala Francisco. 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

BENDER,  Charles Regis  

August 08, 1940 - June 12, 2012

Charles Regis Bender, 71, of Hustonville, KY, formerly of Baltimore, MD, went to meet his Lord and Savior Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Son of the late Regis and Virginia Bender, he was born August 8, 1940, was a Army Veteran, and was retired from Norfolk and Southern Railroad. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a loving father and grandfather and his family will truly miss him.

He is survived by 3 daughters: Sherry Noss (David) of Clarksburg, WV; Lori Pike (Ron) of Danville, KY; Lana Campbell (Clay) of Junction City, KY, 2 sons: Charles G. Bender of Hustonville, KY; and Eric Bender (Jennifer) of Liberty, KY, 14 grandchildren: Ryan Francois, Kara Gillespie (Jordan), Matthew Noss, Shay Noss, Jacob Pike, Seth Frazier, Ty Noss, Chance Bender, Jenna Bender, Connor Bender, Chezni Campbell, Kaylee Wray Bender, Derek Sallee, Jana Wilson, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, June 15, 2012, from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be 10:30 am Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Spurlin Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Mullins officiating. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Caswell Saufley Post 18 Am. Legion will present Military Honors.

Casket bearers will be: Ryan Francois, Matthew Noss, Shay Noss, Jacob Pike, Seth Frazier, Ty Noss, and Chance Bender.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Advocate- Messenger 

BERRY, Chuck G.  

April 17, 1962 - June 10, 2012

Chuck G. Berry, 50, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. Chuck was born April 17, 1962 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to Agnes Kindred Berry and his late father Joe L. Berry.

Chuck was an avid car enthusiast having owned several classic cars and most recently enjoying his yellow and black 1969 Camaro SS.

Along with his mother, Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Tanisha Taylor Berry, one daughter, Ashlee (Daniel Fulton) Cain Berry; one son, Joseph Berry; and two sisters, Faye Wright and Melody (Jerry) Norris.

Funeral services will be held graveside at 11 a.m. Thursday June 14, 2012 at Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY with the Rev. Donald Potts officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home today.

Pallbearers will be David Scheler, Ray Hall, Ray Sivis, Wes Williams, Joe Gribbins, and Steve Rousey. Honorary Pallbearers will be Daniel Fulton, Daniel Potts, Don Potts, Allen Kindred, Jerry Norris, 
Tevis Potts and Thomas Kernen.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - Advocate - Messenger

BLAIR, Juanita Allen

September 20, 1940 - May 14, 2012

STANFORD — Juanita Allen Blair, 71, of Waynesburg, Ky., died Monday, May 14, 2012, at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Born Sept. 20, 1940, in Magoffin County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Roscoe and Ressie Joseph Allen. She was a homemaker, attended the Church of God and was the widow of Joseph G. Blair.

Survivors include a son, Joseph Gilmore Blair Jr. (Jan Rose) of Stanford, Ky.; a sister, Freda Shilot of Keneva, W.V.; brother-in-law, Landis Ray Blair; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and James Allen.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Spurlin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Gambrel will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Sylvester Catholic Church Cemetery.

Casket  bearers will be Doug Shilot, Mike Shilot, Robby Shilot, Charles Brummett, Doug Wilson and Landis Blair. Honorary bearers will be Kenny Allen and David Allen.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

BOONE, Lisa Gaye

March 20, 1960 - June 18, 2012

Lisa G. Boone, 52, of Stanford, KY died Monday, June 18, 2012 at the Christian Care Center of Lancaster, KY. She was born March 20, 1960 in Stanford, KY and was the daughter of Rosa Lee Boone and the late C. Daniel Boone. She was in the insurance business for over 20 years and was a member and past elder and deacon of the Stanford Christian Church. She was also a member of Tri-Delta Sorority, DAR, was a KY Colonel, attended Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Grace Luscher, and her mother, Rosalea Boone, both of Stanford, KY.

Visitation will be Thursday at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford) from 5-9pm. Funeral services will be held at the Stanford Christian Church on Friday. Visitation starts at 10am, funeral will begin at 1pm and will be officiated by Reverends Stewart Dawson, Lee Graham, Joe Cooper, and Jim Baughman. Burial will be in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford, KY. Casket bearers will be Scott Graham, Tim Cooper, Greg Reed, Dr. Mark Spurlin, Billy Teater, Brandon Adams, and Steve Graham.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home  

CARPENTER, Viola Y. Joseph 

November 17, 1927 - May 25, 2012

Viola Y. Carpenter, 84, of Stanford, KY died Friday, May 25th, at Golden Living Center in Stanford, KY. She was born November 17th, 1927 in Benham, KY. She was the daughter of the late Ray and Margaret Joseph, the widow of the late John A. Carpenter. She was a seamstress for over 60 years having worked at Cowden's in Stanford, KY and Capp Uniforms in Lexington, KY

She is survived by two sons, Calvin Carpenter (Roxie) of Perryville, KY, Al Carpenter (Sharon Magnetta) of Waynesburg, KY, and one daughter Brenda Carpenter also of Waynesburg, KY. Three brothers, Bill Joseph of Mascot, MI, Raymond Joseph of Waynesburg, KY, and Bob Joseph of Redding, OH. Nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother Jim Joseph and one sister Charlene Hensley.

Visitation will be Monday, May 28th, from 5-9p.m. at Spurlin Funeral Home (Stanford). Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29th at 2p.m. also at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel (Stanford). Reverends John Penick, Kyle Page, and Kerry Jones will be officiating. Burial will be at Goshen Cemetery in Stanford, KY.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons and son-in-laws.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 - Advocate-Messenger 

CAUDILL, Annie Mae Jones  

March 12, 1917 - December 25, 2010  

Annie Mae Caudill, 93, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Born March 12, 1917, in Casey County, she was the widow of Thomas David Perry and William Earl Caudill. She was a homemaker and a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include three children, Willis Clinton Perry, Lydia Fay Spears and Karen Kay Brown, all of Indiana; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; 
and a sister, Angelene Elliott of Ohio.
 

The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by Bro. Howard Elliott. Burial will be in K. P. Hall Cemetery.

[Birth Index lists mother as; Martha Gum]

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Thursday, May 03, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

CROWE, Larry Freeman  

December 30, 1950 - May 02, 2012

Larry Freeman Crowe, 61, of Moreland, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Born Dec. 30, 1950, he was the son of the late Christine Hill and Elmer Crowe Jr. He was a graduate of Boyle County High Class of 1969, Bellarmine College and Florida institute of Technology.

Survivors include three daughters, Kateina Perry of Richmond, Dawn Rayens of Junction City and Lezlie Albins of New York; two brothers, Ricky (Kim) Crowe of Junction City and Bruce (Wendy) Crowe of Lexington; two sisters, Shirley (Michael) Singleton and Margaret (James) Wilburn, both of Moreland; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be 7 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by CSM Jesse Long. Burial will be private. 

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice 

DAVIDSON, Dan  

May 09, 1940 - May 11, 2012

Dan Davidson, 72, of Stanford, KY died Friday, May 11, 2012 at his home. He was born May 9, 1940 in Leslie County, KY to the late Shade and Dallie Fields Davidson. He was a Mechanic and was the owner and operator of Davidson's Garage in Richmond, KY. Dan was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Wilson Davidson of Stanford, KY; two children, Daniel Wayne Davidson of Richmond, KY and Patsy Ann Reed (James) of Berea, KY; a step-daughter, Amanda Hansford (Chris) of Stanford, KY; three sisters, Nannie Belle Parker of Paint Lick, KY, Sue Gadd of Berea, KY and Christine Moberley of Garrard County, KY; three grandchildren, Melissa Davidson, Jaryn Davidson and Katilyn Davidson; a step-granddaughter, Trinity Irvin; a great-granddaughter Kennedy; he was preceded in death by a brother, Pearl Davidson and a sister, Delphia Davidson.

Visitation will be Monday, May 14, 2012, from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home Stanford. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Spurlin Funeral Home. Reverend Frank Foster will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Keith Davidson, Marvin Wilson, Mark Wilson, Donnie Gadd, James Reed, Chris Hansford and Brian Davidson; Honorary bearers will be Earl Parker, Ronnie Moberley, Ronnie Foster, Tom Stamper, Dallas Rose, Frank Foster and Catherine Cates.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

DENNY, Lesa Kaye  

November 19, 1960 - May 07, 2012

CRAB ORCHARD — Lesa Kaye Denny, 51, of Crab Orchard, died Monday.

Born Nov. 19, 1960, in Stanford, she was a daughter of Lena Faye Coldiron Palmer of Crab Orchard and the late Peyton Denny Jr. She was a member of Watts Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Heather Douglas of Waynesburg; a son, Josh Shelton of Crab Orchard; a sister, Kathy Bennett; former husband, Harold Singleton; and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at McKnight Funeral Home officiated by Bro. Dan Gutenson and Bro. Tony Shelton. Burial will be in Coldiron Family Cemetery.

 

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

DENNY, Nellie Jones  

May 04, 1927 - May 08, 2012

LANCASTER — Nellie Denny, 85, of Longview Court, died Tuesday.

Born May 4, 1927, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of late Charlie and Nannie Brummett Jones. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Thomas, J.E. Ray and 
Thurman Denny; and a daughter, Judy Shelton Brockman.

Survivors include a daughter, Minnie Lemay of Frankfort; a son, Ronnie Thomas of Lancaster; two brothers, Paul and Charlie Jones; three sisters, Lois Carrier, Arvena Fowler and Eula Parks; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will 11am, Friday, May 11, 2012 at Ramsey Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Durham officiating and burial following at Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Lemay, Greg Lemay, 
Rick Shelton, Ryan Gehlhausen, Zach Shelton, Lewis Gehlhausen, Adam Gehlhausen, and Nick Shelton.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

DOSS, Virginia Zwahlen  

November 04, 1915 - May 20, 2012 

Virginia "Babe" Doss, 96, of Halls Gap, KY died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY. She was born November 4, 1915 in Ottenheim, KY to the late John F. and Alma 
Gangloff Zwahlen. She had owned and operated the Ottenheim Store, worked at Corning Glass, was a farmer, and homemaker. 

She was the widow of Matthew "M.E." Doss and was a member of the Fairview Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jim "J.P." Doss (Ann) of Halls Gap, KY and Larry "Pup" Doss 
of Hustonville, KY; six grandchildren, Pam Shearer, Paula Caldwell, Lesley Miracle, Tracy Hubbard, Stacy May, and Kelly Miller; nine great-grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren; 
and she was preceded in death by two daughters, Marcia Alford and Alma Jean Beatty. 

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 22, 2012, from 5-9 at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel, funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Fairview Baptist Church. Reverends Gary King 
and Johnny Baker will be officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Gordon, Jason Murphy, Matt Henderson, Sebastian May, Eugene Shearer, David Miracle, Craig Hubbard, and Brian Miller; honorary bearers will be Amanda 
Hubble, Bobbie Wilcher, Peggy Stickler, Flonnie Shelton, Karen Sparkman and Bessie Henry.

 

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Saturday, May 12, 2010 - Advocate Messenger  

DOUGLAS, Billy Ray  

October 05, 1954 - May 10, 2012 

MORELAND — Billy Ray Douglas, 57, of Hustonville, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Born Oct. 5, 1954, in Danville, he was a son of Josh Douglas Jr. and the late Joyce McMullin Douglas. He had worked at Matsushita and owned and operated L&B Lawn Service. He was a member of Moreland First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding around in his RTV.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Southerland Douglas; two daughters, Samantha Rae Douglas and Michelle (John) Bonham; two brothers, Gary (Becky) Douglas and Danny (Mindy) Douglas; and one granddaughter, Isabella Bonham.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W. L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. James Harley. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4:30-9 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be David Downey, Paul Long, Ron Floyd, P.D. Roller, Curtis Evans, Mike Southerland and Bryan Gover. Honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Ellis.

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Saturday, May 05, 2012 - Advocate -Messenger  

DUNKIN, Ruth Maybrier  

July 24, 1947 - May 04, 2012

LIBERTY — Ruth M. Dunkin, 64, died Friday.

Born July 24, 1947, in Lincoln County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Gerkey Maybrier. She was a homemaker and a member of Carter Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Dunkin of Liberty; a son, Johnnie R. Howard of Liberty; a brother, Tommy Maybrier of Somerset; four grandchildren, Matthew, Wesley, Deanna and Joisha; 
and a great-granddaughter, Cheyenne. A daughter, Leanna Marie Howard, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers are Matthew and Wesley Howard, Andy and Wally Maybrier, Terry Gadberry and Steven Wall. Honorary pallbearers are Deanna Howard, Dixie McAninch and Faye Neal.

Burial is at Spaw Cemetery.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

DURHAM, Iva Mae  

May 25, 1921 - May 05, 2012

MORELAND — Iva Mae Durham, 90, of Liberty, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Born May 25, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Ransom and Rosie Bastin Durham.

Survivors include a son, Bobby C. Wells of Liberty; a very special daughter, LeVonn Canada of Amelia, Ohio; a brother, Oakley Durham of Liberty; a sister, Rethel Bunton of Amelia, Ohio; five grandchildren, Chris, Brian and Darren Wells, Tina Stassi and April Bland; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five siblings.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Kenny Blevins. Burial will be in Salyers Cemetery.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

ELDER, Hubert Lee "Blue" 

March 16, 1925 - May 18, 2012 

Hubert Lee “Blue” Elder, 87, of Junction City, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2012, at home.

Mr. Elder was born in Lincoln County, Ky., a son of the late Odis and Pearl Maupin Elder. Blue loved to collect knives, work in his vegetable garden, fish, raccoon hunt, watch NASCAR and above 
all, loved spending time with his family.

For most of his adult life he was a construction worker. He was employed by Salsman Brothers of Bardstown, Ky., performing bridge construction; for the last 20 years he worked for N.H. 
Stone of Mount Sterling; and he retired from Flenco Construction Co. also of Mount Sterling.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Naomi Rousey Elder; five brothers and a sister.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Sue Elder and Betty Jane Perry, both of Junction City; two grandchildren, Janet (Chad Riley) Henson of Junction City and Michael (Shannon) Henson of Harrodsburg; two great- grandchildren, Brittany (Brandon) Murphy and Hunter Vandivier, both of Junction City; three great-great-grandsons; and three step great-great-grandsons; a brother, Clysten Elder of Danville; and a sister, Lena Cross of Danville; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Delbert Elder, Bobby Wilson Jr., Paul Rousey, Chad Riley, Dewayne Taylor and Bobby Henson.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice 

GOOCH, Leon "Buck"  

January 07, 1943 - May 21, 2012

Leon "Buck" Gooch, 69, of McKinney, KY, died at home Monday, May 21, 2012. He was born January 7, 1943 in Kings Mountain, KY. He was the son of the late Lena Gooch, was a retired heavy equipment operator for Davis H. Elliott electrical company, and was a member of Geneva Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Eva Yocum Gooch, one son, William "Bill" Gooch, two daughters Margaret Gooch, and Lisa Wilham (Otis "Bubba"), all of McKinney, KY. Other survivors include one brother Bobby Gooch and one sister Vangie Gastineau of Kings Mountain, KY. He also had three grandchildren, Cody Crowley, Sondra Wilham and James Wilham; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 24th, 2012 from 5-9 p.m. and funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Gary Yocum officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Springs Cemetery located in Stanford, KY. Pallbearers will be Cody Crowley, James Wilham, Otis Wilham, Coy Wayne Luttrell, Conley Gooch and Ed Durham. Honorary bearers are Richard McCannon, Kenneth Wilham, and Sondra Wilham.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

GRIFFITH, Shirley A. Adams  

April 23, 1945 - June 25, 2012

MORELAND — Shirley Ann Griffith, 67, of Stanford died Monday, June 25, 2012.

Born April 23, 1945, she was a daughter of the late William Edward and Edith Irene Smith Adams.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Bill Edward Griffith; a son, Eddie (Christy) Griffith; two daughters, Carol Griffith and Connie (Jonathan) Dewit; two brothers, Billy and Bobby Adams; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, all of Stanford. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Bowmer.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Jim Brookfield. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Advocate - Messenger  

HALE, James Lee  

1922 - June 27, 2012 

STANFORD — James Lee Hale, 89, of Stanford, Ky., died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at his home.

He was a son of the late Monte and Alla Mae Hale, and was the widower of Mary Alene Godbey Hale. He was a carpenter and a member of Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, William F. Hale (Rona) of Stanford; two daughters, Norma States (Joe) of Versailles, Ky., and Barbara Rice (Lloyd) of Waynesburg, Ky.; five sisters, Janie Cook (Dale) and Roberta Martin, both of Indianapolis, Ind., Virginia Ferguson (Matthew), Lucille Griffin and Alberta Woods (Lewis), all of Stanford; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene and Robert Hale; and two sisters, Bertha Steele and Patricia Hale.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Spurlin Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gary King and Johnny Baker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Larry Brown, Aaron Brown, Josh Brown, Brian Harris, Roy Mullins and Mike Singleton. 

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Monday, June 04, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

HAWKINS, Violet McGuire

April 26, 1925 - June 03, 2012

Violet McGuire Hawkins, 87, of Lancaster, KY died Sunday, June 3, 2012. She was born April 26, 1925 in St. Joseph, IL to the late S.J. and Zella Decker McGuire. She had worked for 10 years at the 
National Casket Company in Lancaster and was a member of the Bryantsville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Hubert L. Hawkins of Lancaster, KY; three children, Charles Adams of Las Vegas, NV, Charlotte Kennedy Ives (Michael) of Lakeland, FL and Sheila 
Grigsby (Ted) of Stanford, KY; one grandson, Scottie Kennedy; she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Walker Kennedy, a daughter, Jane Adams, a grandson, Chad Prewitt, four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 6-9 pm at Spurlin Funeral Home Stanford, the funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Spurlin Funeral Home Stanford. Reverend 
Mike Mullins will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Stanley Joe Duggins, Anthony Saylor, Robert Brown, Wayne Yocum, David Dennis and Austin Grigsby; Honorary bearers will be Mike Ives, Ted Grigsby, Roger Yates, Scott Kennedy and Lonnie Allen.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger

HAZLETT, Almeda Duncan

January 06, 1935 -  May 22, 2012

Almeda Duncan Hazlett, 77, of West Chester, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 22.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph R. Hazlett; and sisters, Lois and Elizabeth.

Survivors include her children, Kihm   Hazlett, Rex Hazlett, Scott (Becky) Hazlett and Mark Hazlett; grandchildren, Lucas, Steven, Eric and Megan Hazlett; sisters, Pauline and Fay; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were May 25 at West Chester Township Cemetery, 6425 West Chester Road.

[See  Obituary File # 9 for Joseph R. Hazlett, Jr.]

[Birth index lists Iris Wells as Alameda's mother]

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   Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Advocate -Messenger  

KIMBERLING, Dennis Alton

       August 15, 1946 - June 21, 2012        

+ U. S. Air Force - U. S. Army

Dennis Alton Kimberling, 65, died Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Born Aug. 15, 1946, in Boyle County, he was the son of the late Pete and Cora May Bell Davis Kimberling.

A 1964 graduate of Stanford High School, his career spanned 27 years in  U.S. Air Force and Army, and 12 years at Northpoint Training Center. He was predeceased by his first wife, Linda H. 
Kimberling, and three brothers, Lewis, William and Paul Kimberling.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Bell York Kimberling; a daughter, Kellee Lynn Kimberling of Otis, Mass.; a step-son, Tommy (Kim) Cummins Jr. of Hustonville; three step-daughters, Jan (Marvin) 
Lane and Renee (Elbert) Cox, both of Hustonville, and Pam (James) King of Lancaster; two sisters, Verda Nell Goode of Junction City and Ella Sue (Jerry) Watkins of Tennessee; a brother, 
Deverett Kimberling of Stanford; a granddaughter, Avery Lin Carr; eight step-grandchildren; nine step-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Willow Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Dennis was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church and the Traditional Country Band.

Stith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

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Saturday, May 05, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

LEWIS, Beulah Hoskins  

October 28, 1943 - May 04, 2012

Beulah Hoskins Lewis, 68, of the Highland community, passed away Friday at the Golden Living Center.

Born in Bell County, Ky., she was a daughter of the late James and Laura Taylor Hoskins.

Beulah was a teacher for 32 years, 26 of those years at Highland Elementary School, and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She took great pride in watching her students learn to read. 
She was a member of Mount Moriah Christian Church.

Beulah leaves behind her loving husband, Larry D. Lewis of Highland; a son, Charlie (Jill) Lewis of Stanford; two daughters, Suzanne (Scott) Montgomery of Stanford and Laura Beth Lewis 
of Danville; a brother, Paul (Jauana) Hoskins of East Tawas City, Mich.; two sisters, Betty (Harold) Jeffery of Norwood, Ohio, and Evelyn Robbins of Mount Washington; five grandchildren, 
Gentry and Peyton Lewis, Ryan Montgomery, Ethan Lewis and Savannah Carver.

Beulah was preceded in death by six brothers, Elmer, Luther, Jack, Millard, J.M., G.W. and Bill Hoskins, and a sister, Irene Wilson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mount Moriah Christian Church with the Rev. Phil Curry and the Rev. Bill Gooch officiating. Burial will be in 
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
.  Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today at Mount Moriah Christian Church.

Active pallbearers will be her nephews, David Hoskins, Kevin Hoskins, Dale Hoskins, Jim Robbins, Roger Lewis, Danny Lewis and Steve Robbins. Honorary pallbearers will be 
past teachers she worked with at Highland Elementary.

Fox Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with arrangements

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

LOGAN, Lucy Ellen

STANFORD — Lucy Ellen Logan, 89, died Tuesday at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

She was the daughter of the late Fee and Nora Simpson. She was proceeded in death by her husband Charley Logan, and a son, Charles Calvin Logan. She was a member of Boneyville 
Baptist Church and a graduate of Lincoln High School.

Survivors include a son, Al Joseph Logan of Stanford; and two grandchildren, Carlos Logan and McKenzie Slaughter.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Boneyville Baptist Church in Stanford.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the church.

Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

LONG, David Archer  

May 05, 1946 - May 10 2012 

+ U. S. Air Force

MORELAND — David Archer Long, 66, of Hustonville, died Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Born May 5, 1946, he was a son of the late Norma Baker Long Stein and Richard Albert Long. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and served with the American Legion and VFW Post 7101. He was a farmer, 
a member of Blue Lick Baptist Church and a retired Norfolk Southern railroad engineer.

David was the beloved husband of 45 years of Betty Jo Denham Long. He also is survived by two daughters, Pamela Jo Wesley and Jamie Ann Young; one son, David Archer Long II; three brothers, 
Clark “Shorty” Long, Irvin “Tob” Long and John Long; one sister, Brenda Sue Taylor; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial in Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today. 

Pallbearers are Byron Crawford, Ray Floyd, Buckwheat Gilbert, Jeff Godbey, Layne and Jacob Wesley, Elijah Lawson, Jason Robbins and Fred Richenbach. Military rites by American Legion Post 18.  

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Monday, May 28, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

MacWITHEY, Alice Burke   

December 03, 1934 - May 27, 2012

Alice MacWithey, 77, of Stanford, KY died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Ft. Logan Hospital. She was born December 3, 1934 in St. Louis, MO to the late Dewey and Ina Johnson Burke. She was a housewife 
and the widow of Jack MacWithey.

Survivors include two daughters, Anna Davis of Geneva, KY and Terrance Tweedell of Lexington, KY; a brother, Ray Burke of Fenton, MO; five grandchildren, Michael Malcote, Jack Markwell, 
Tabiath Reece, Shaunna Markwell and Maxamillion Harvey; she was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. at New Salem Cemetery. Brother Jason Coulter will be officiating.

Spurlin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

MESSER, William H.  

November 13, 1940 - April 22, 2012

William H. "Bill" Messer, 71, of Somerset, passed away Sunday, April 22, at his residence.

Born Nov. 13, 1940, in Crab Orchard, Bill was a son of the late James William and Elizabeth Siler Messer. He spent three years in the United States Army as Sgt. 1st Class with the 101st Airborne Division 
as a paratrooper and six years in the Army reserves.

Bill retired from the United States Postal Service after 40 years of service as a mail carrier, supervisor, manager, superintendent and as an officer in charge in a number of post offices, including Lexington. 
At the time of retirement, he was manager of the post office operations district domiciled in Somerset for the Southeastern area of Kentucky. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a lifetime member of VFW, a member of the American Legion Post #38, where he served as rifle squad commander for the honor guard and a past president of South Lexington Lions Club. Bill enjoyed farming, traveling, gardening and being with his family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by a son, William R. "Ronnie" Messer; grandparents, Henry and Martha Messer; two brothers, Donald Ray and Dwight Messer; and one sister, Patricia Messer Wiggington.

Survivors include his wife, Zelma Mullins Messer of Somerset, whom he married on July 8, 1961; and one brother, Thomas H. (Joyce) Messer of Crab Orchard.

Funeral services were April 27 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home in Science Hill with Rev. Gilbert Robinson and Chaplain Clarence Floyd officiating. Burial was in Mill Springs National 
Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #38.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

MIRACLE, Cleo Lewis  

June 27, 1940 - May 30, 2012

Cleo Miracle, 71, of Old Davistown Road, passed away Wednesday at Markey Cancer Center in Lexington, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl "Ed" Miracle.

Born June 27, 1940, in Manchester, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Ella Powell Lewis. Cleo retired from American Greetings, and was babysitter for more than 50 children in the past 28 years.

Survivors include two sons, James “Jim” Fields of Lancaster and David Miracle of Danville; three daughters, Lisa (Mike) Ledford of Wilmore, Mary (Troy) Simpson of Lincoln County, and Becky (James) 
Logsdon of Rock Hill, S.C.;, along with other “children,” Gina Preston, Rick Preston, Ricky Adams and Mark Curry; a brother, Gerald (Iva) Lewis of Stanford; a sister, Jackie (Harvey) Doss of Lancaster; 
13 grandchildren, Amanda Hensley (Josh Young), Nichole Hensley, Dustin Ledford (Bethany Litteral), Amanda Ledford, David Martin, Chris Martin, Susan Anderson (Samuel), Matthew Fugate, 
Megan Fugate, Morgan Curry, Bailey Miracle, Matt Logsdon and Rebekah Logsdon.

Cleo also was preceded in death by four brothers, Gene Lewis, Morgan Lewis, Herman Lewis and Larry Lewis; a sister, Irene Lewis; and a grandson, Zachary Miracle.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012, at Spurlin Funeral Home with Bro. Daryl Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Miracle-Robbins Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Josh Young, Dustin Ledford, Mark Preston, Kevin Preston, David Martin, and Chris Martin.

Spurlin Funeral Home of Lancaster, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 - Fox Funeral Home Notice

MOORE, Pauline Sims

April 21, 1924 - May 15, 2012

Pauline Sims Moore, 88 of Kings Mountain passed away, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was born Monday, April 21, 1924 in Lincoln County, Kentucky to the late Oliver and Naomi Delk Sims. She was a seamstress at Cowden's, a member of Green River Pentecostal Church, and enjoyed making quilts. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Frank C. Moore, a son; Jerry Moore, a brother Paul Moore, a sister; Hazel Privett and a daughter in law; Karen Moore.

Survivors include her son; Terry Moore of Somerset, sisters; Louise Houncell of Louisville, Ky, Mildred Jones of McKinney, Ky, Almedia Beckett of Falmouth, Ky, and Deloris Terry of Stanford, Ky, a daughter in law; Carole Moore of Kings Mountain, Ky, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11 am, Friday, May 18, 2012 at Green River Pentecostal Church with Bro. Rick Naylor officiating. Burial will follow at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

NEWTON, Charles Samuel  

November 14, 1924 - May 20, 2012 

+ US Navy WW II & Korea Veteran

Charles Samuel Newton, 87, of Danville, Ky., died Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. He was the widower of Aletha Jenkins Newton.

Born Nov. 14, 1924, in Franklin County, Ky., he was the son of the late Charles Thomas and Lula League Newton of Harrodsburg, Ky. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a loving husband, dad, papaw and great-papaw. His hobbies included woodworking, antiquing and collecting coins. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a Korean War veteran. He was retired after 34 years of service from Corning Glass/North American Phillips in Danville.

He was predeceased by his wife, Aletha; two sisters, Octavia and Josephine Newton; and a brother, Nelson Newton.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Thomas Newton and Bobby Keith (Gina) Newton; a granddaughter, Megan Newton (Brian) Ruth; and a great-granddaughter, Halee Madison Ruth, all of Danville; two sisters, Martha Combs of Lexington and Georgia Bradley of Perryville; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Stith Funeral Home, Danville, with the Rev. Ernest Martin and the Rev. Brent Rowe. Burial will be at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, Halls Gap, Ky.

Pallbearers will be Brian Ruth, David, Donald and Dale Sexton, Mike Brown and Dan Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank James, Mike Bradley, David Hartford Sexton, Jimmy Sexton, Butch Jenkins and Kenneth Blevins.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

REED, Bertha F. Tinsley  

1930 - 2012 

ERLANGER — Bertha Frances Reed, 81, of Florence, Ky., passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Center.

Frances was the daughter of Dub and Juey [Leeper] Tinsley. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Boyd Reed; her two daughters, Dianne Reed and Judith Renner; and her brother, Lowell Tinsley.

Survivors include her sons, Lionel Reed (Connie) of Independence, Ky., and Mark Reed (Mary) of Florence; grandchildren, Brian, Brandon, Megan, Meredith and Mark Reed; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Gavin 
and Lily Reed; brothers, Denver Tinsley of Fairfield, Ohio, and Darrell Tinsley of Hamilton, Ohio; sisters, Sharlene Griffin of New Salem, Ky., and Harlene Johnson of Hustonville, Ky.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 21, at Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

A visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Linnemann Funeral Home.

 

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - Advocate -Messenger

REED, S. C.

December 19, 1926 - May 23, 2012

MORELAND — S.C. Reed, 85, of Casey County, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

Born Dec. 19, 1926, he was the son of the late Roscoe and Dillie Peyton Reed. He was a farmer, and had owned and operated a saw mill. He loved gardening and playing music, especially fiddle and guitar.

S.C. was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Overstreet Reed. Survivors include his three daughters, Brenda (David) Watson of Erlanger, Carolyn (Brian) Walker of Mooresville, Ind., and Barb (A.C.) Richards of Casey County; two brothers, James Reed and Ralph “Jim” Reed, both of Casey County; six grandchildren, Suzanne Cobia, Steve Watson, Rhonda Quintia, Darrin Wilkinson, Shelly Ham and Travis Knight; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Mae; three sisters; a brother; and a great-great grandchild, Brayden.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. Jerry Adams. Burial will be in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Watson, A.C. Richards, Brian Walker, Steve Watson, Darrin Wilkinson and Travis Knight. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Atwood, Jack Robinson, Shirley Richards, E.P. Richards, 
Bill Brown and Elza King.

[From 1930 census, This is Stephen C. Reed .]

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Friday, June 29, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice 

ROUTIN, James H.  

August 25, 1933 - June 27, 2012

James H. Routin, 78, of Indianapolis, IN died Wed. June 27, 2012. He was born August 25, 1933 in Somerset, KY to the late Joseph and Madd [Mattie Smith] Routin. James is survived by his wife, Shirley K. Routin; two sons, Jimmy Eugene and Marion Lee Routin; two daughters, Ruth Ann Bainbridge and Debra L. Hillenburg; 30 grand and great-grandchildren; he was preceded in death by a son, James H. Routin, Jr., brother and a sister.

Visitation will be Sunday from 3-7 pm , Monday from 10-2 pm with Funeral Service following visitation at 2 pm at Indiana Memorial Cremation and Funeral Services, 3562 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Local arrangements will be visitation Tuesday from 10-2 pm and services following at 2 pm at Spurlin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery., Waynesburg. Military Honors will be presented by Caswell Saufley Post #18 American Legion.

[ Birth Index, states Mr. Routin was born in Lincoln Co.]

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

SMITH, James F.  

May 03, 1926 - May 09, 2012 

James F. Smith, 86, of New Salem, KY died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Ft. Logan Hospital in Stanford, KY. He was born May 3, 1926 in New Salem, KY to the late James Elmer and Julia B. Estes Smith. Mr. Smith was a Navy veteran having served in WWII, He was a farmer, a carpenter and was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty R. Smith; five children, Jimmy Smith, Bill Smith, Julia Hogue (Jeff), Patricia Walls (Ronnie) and Jennifer Walls (Brian); a brother, Herschel Smith (Sue), two sisters, Sheila Cason (Sonny) and Nyletta Walls (JW); six grandchildren, Natasha Grider, Darrell Walls, Emily Weddle, Daniel Walls, Katlyn Hogue and Mary Beth Hogue; one great-grandson, Ashton Grider; he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Smith, three sisters, Louise Smith, Margaret Hogue and Patsy Coleman, also preceded in death by a granddaughter Beth Ann Walls.

The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at the church with Reverend Austin Campbell officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jimmy Smith, Bill Smith, Darrell Walls, Daniel Walls, Danny Coffman and Wes Hogue; Honorary bearers will be Earl Dean McWhorter, Billie Dean McWhorter, Dr. Rod Bates, Diana Gosser, Nyletta Walls and Frankie Rex.

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Monday, May 21, 2012 - Ramsey Funeral Home Notice

SMITH, John W. "Jay"

September 20, 1936 - May 19, 2012

+ US Army

John W. "Jay" Smith, 75, of Fall Lick Road in Crab Orchard, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Ephraim McDowell Medical Center. Born September 20, 1936 in Lincoln County, he was a son of the late John Will & Louise Simpson Smith.

Jay was a farmer and a retired employee of the Bluegrass Army Depot and had proudly served his country in the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Odell Simpson and four sisters, Berdina Ledford, Mildred Page, Norene Kessinger & Nora Davidson.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Ballard Smith, a daughter, Lisa Smith (Mitchel) Daugherty, and three sons, Sam, Marty, &John P. (Mary) Smith all of Crab Orchard, two grandchildren, Stephanie Smith (Brian) Swinney & Johnathan Daugherty, three great grandchildren, Blake, Brandon & Braxton Swinney and a nephew, Steve Davidson.

Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Billy Estes. Burial with military rites by the Caswell Saufley Post # 18 will take place in Lancaster Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Marty, John, Sam & Tim Smith , Mike Toler & Curtis Estep. Honorary bearers will be Mitchel Daugherty, Brian Swinney, Steve Davidson, Ralph Sebastian, Curt Smith & Corinne Bridgewater.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

SMITH, Mary Irene Hodge  

March 27, 1976 - June 05, 2012

Mary Irene Hodge Smith, 36, of Broughtontown passed away 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center after a brave and courageous battle with cancer.

Born March 27, 1976, in Lexington, Ky., she was a daughter of Joseph James and Josephine M. Schmiers Hodge of Broughtontown. She was a former employee of American Greetings.

Other survivors include her loving husband, Terry Dale Smith of Broughtontown, whom she married on Feb. 10, 2002; her daughter, Brooklyn Paige Smith of Broughtontown; son, Ethan Dakota Smith of Broughtontown; stepdaughter, Amber Smith of Crab Orchard; a brother, James Owen (Melissa Ann) Hodge of Waynesburg; special uncle, Joda Clay Hodge of Broughtontown; paternal grandparents, Kelly and Irene Hodge of McKinney; maternal grandmother, Mary F. Schmiers of Broughtontown; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Henry Schmiers.

Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Bro. Darrell Gentry. Burial will be in Mount Zion Church of Christ Cemetery.

Pallbearers include: Johnnie Hodge, Jeff Snow, Brett and Bart Smith, Dicky Props and Travis Pullman

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2012, at McKnight Funeral Home. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - Advocate Messenger                        

SNYDER, Mark Anthony  

June 30, 1990 - May 22, 2012

Mark Anthony Snyder, 21, of Waynesburg, passed away Monday, May 22, 2012, in Danville.

Born June 30, 1990, in Stanford, Ky., he was the son of Tony and Jeanna Ann Douglas Snyder. He was an employee of Deco Art in Stanford and a graduate of Lincoln County High School. 
He was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church and he enjoyed fishing, four wheeling, deer hunting and working on his old truck.

Other survivors include his maternal grandparents Frances Brown and Johnny Douglas, both of Stanford; paternal grandmother, Bessie Snyder; aunt, Lisa (Jerry) Saylor; uncles, Jack (Kristy) Douglas 
and Doug (Ramona) Snyder; and cousins, Kara Nicole Douglas, Cody Snyder, Jordan Saylor and Kelsey Snyder.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Hebron Baptist Church, Ky. 1948, Waynesburg, officiated by Bro. Casey McClure and Bro. Travis Farris. Burial will be in 
Mount Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery

Pallbearers will be Cody and Jordan Snyder, Johnny Walls, Brandon Kirby, Clayton Boyd and Nathan Lee.

Public visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at McKnight Funeral Home, and from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hebron Baptist Church.

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Friday, June 22, 2012 - Advocate -Messenger  

SOUTHERLAND, Ollie Eugene  

July 13, 1935 - June 21, 2012

Ollie Eugene “Gene” Southerland, 76, of Maxey Valley, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, at home.

Born July 13, 1935, in Casey County, he was a son of the late Lewis and Mary Etta Rayborn Southerland. Gene was a Christian and a retired mechanic. He enjoyed mowing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Effie Southerland; four daughters, Linda Douglas, Bonnie (Curtis) Evans, Glenda (Paul) Smith and Kathy Southerland; a son, Michael (Debbie) Southerland; two sisters, Margaret Maxey and Pat (Joe) McCowan; eight grandchildren, Michelle Bonham, Shaun and Derek Southerland, Ashley Dunn, Amanda Smith, Christopher and Nikki Gooch, and Samantha Douglas; and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Bonham.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dollie “Dimple” Simpson and Mable Carey; his son-in-law, Billy Ray Douglas; and his brother-in-law, Roy Maxey.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by Bro. James Harley, with burial in Hustonville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shaun and Derek Southerland, Christopher Gooch, Nick Dunn, Johnny Reed, Johnnie Stinnett, Curtis Evans and Paul Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Ellis and Dr. Finley Hendrickson.

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Thursday, May 03, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

SOWDERS, Bernie M. Atkins  

April 05, 1927 - May 01, 2012

Bernie Marie Atkins Sowders, 85, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Stanford, Ky.

Born Tuesday, April 5, 1927, in Stanford, Ky., she was a daughter of the late Archie and Miranda Sears Atkins. She was the widow of Craig Sowders. She was a member of Stanford Baptist Church and a 
retired certified nursing assistant at Fort Logan Hospital.

She also was preceded in death by a brother Archie Atkins Jr.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn McClure, and a son, Kim (Karen) Sowders, both of Stanford; three grandchildren, Terry (Ellen) McClure and Karen (Tony) Morgan, both of Stanford, and 
Christopher Sowders of Danville; five great-grandchildren, Jessica and Austin McClure and Autumn, Justice and Keigan Morgan; and her beloved cat, Lady.

Services for Bernie will be 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, 2012, at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Adamson. A committal service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Terry McClure, Christopher Sowders, Tony Morgan, Austin McClure, Joey Rice and Danny Baker. Honorary pallbearers will be Karen Morgan, Jessica McClure, Autumn Morgan, 
Justice Morgan and Keigan Morgan.

Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Fox  Funeral Home.

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Saturday, May 05, 2012 - Barnett and Demrow Funeral Home Notice

SPEARS, Delbert D.

December 27, 1952 - May 03, 2012

Delbert D. "Bear" Spears, 59, of Somerset, died Thursday.

Born in Blue Ash, Ohio, he was a son of the late Luther and Claudine Larkin Spears.

Survivors include two sons, Scottie Hodge of Eubank and Delbert D. Spears II of Irvine; three daughters, Renee Huling, Tisha Nevels and Cordelia Keith, all of Somerset; three brothers, 
Danny Spears of Waynesburg, Glenn Spears of Science Hill and Dewey Spears of Eubank; a sister, Elaine Alsman of Science Hill; a companion, Pat Lee of Somerset; and 10 grandchildren.

A brother, William Spears, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett & Demrow Funeral Home.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger  

STEWART, Emma Katherine  

Emma Katherine Stewart, 84, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, June 9, 2012, at the Emory Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Emma was born Nov. 12, 1927, to the late Robert Stewart and Verlie Grider Stewart in Stanford, Ky. When she was a pre-teen and her parents passed away, she was raised by her Aunt Margie 
and Uncle Tink Perkins.

Emma was an active member of First Missionary Baptist Church until her health began to fail. Emma leaves to continue her legacy a son, James “Buddy” (Connie) Stewart of Lexington; and daughter 
Regina Graves Williams of Lawrenceville, Ga.; six dear grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral will be noon Saturday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Stanford.

[Parents buried at Greenwood Cemetery - aka, Buffalo Cem. Next to Buffalo Springs] 

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Monday, June 04, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice

SUTTON, James "J.D."

January 27, 1928 - June 03, 2012

+ U. S. Army Veteran

James D. "J.D." Sutton, 84, of Crab Orchard, KY died Sunday, June, 3, 2012, at Ft. Logan Hospital. He was born January 27, 1928 in Iroquois County, IL to the late James L. and Ethel Hendricks 
Sutton. He was an Army Veteran and retired from the Bluegrass Army Depot in Avon, KY. He was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Martha Dodd Sutton of Crab Orchard, KY; three sons, Michael Sutton of Lancaster, KY, Larry Sutton of Nicholasville, KY and David Sutton of 
Lancaster, KY; two sisters, Retha King of Danville, KY and Betty Messenger of Lexington, KY; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; he is preceded in death by a daughter, 
Patricia Sutton, two brothers and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. with Brother Jason Coulter officiating. Burial will be in the Preachersville Cemetery.

Arrangements by Spurlin Funeral Home.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - Spurlin Funeral Home Notice  

WILCHER, Lee Roy  

July 15, 1927 - June 21, 2012 

+ U. S. Army - Korea

Lee Roy Wilcher, 84, of McKinney, KY died June 21, 2012 in Danville, KY. He was born July 15, 1927 in Lincoln County and was the son of the late Lucien and Myrtle Wilcher. He was a Veteran 
of the Korean War, an employee of the old state hospital in Danville, and was retired from Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, KY. He was a member of the Green River Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Alma Lay Wilcher, two sons; Jackie Wilcher and Terry Wilcher (Michelle), and one daughter; Vicky Long Privett (Dale) all of McKinney, KY; two sisters; Nellie Williams 
(Robert) of Rushville, IN and Joyce Moyer (Jack) of New Whiteland, IN, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers 
Wallace Wilcher, Lewis Wilcher, and J.B. Wilcher.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 23 from 5-9p.m. and funeral services will be Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Rick Naylor officiating. Both the visitation and funeral services will be held at the 
Green River Pentecostal Church in McKinney, KY. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery in Stanford. Casket bearers will be Lon Long, T.J. Wilcher, Michael Wilcher, Austin Terry, Kelly 
Wilcher, and Bobby Wilcher. Honorary bearers will be James Short, John Hasty, Jimmy Adams, and Johnny Mack Brown. 

February 26, 2009 - Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home - Walton, Boone Co. KY  

WOODS, Mary A. Maxwell  

March 24, 1925 - February 26, 2009 

Warsaw - Mary Ann Maxwell Woods, 83 of Warsaw, formerly of Union, died Thursday, February 26, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of the Paints Lick Baptist Church. 

Her husband, Preston Woods, died in 2003.

Survivors include her daughters, Linda "Wink" Widener, Melody Darlene Ryles and Robin Anne Creed, all of Warsaw, a son David Preston Woods of Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, with service following at Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home. Burial will be in Richwood Cemetery, Walton .

[Preston Woods b. 1920 - d. 2003 is the son of Wm. Clarence Woods and Malinda "Linda" E. James Woods - Preston is also buried at Richwood Cemetery in Walton.]

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Saturday, June 09, 2012 - Advocate-Messenger 

WOODS, Ralph W., Sr.  

February 27, 1949 - June 07, 2012

Ralph W. Woods Sr., 63, of Junction City, died Thursday.

Born in Lincoln County on Feb. 27, 1949, he was a son of the late Oscar Lee and Pauline Van Hook Woods and the widower of Cathi Cross Woods.

Survivors include one son, Ralph W. Woods Jr. of Junction City; three daughters, Beth H. Woods and her fiancé Ed Cole, Anna M. Woods and Selena Woods, all of Junction City; one brother, Gary L. 
Woods of Nicholasville; one sister, Judy Burchett of Springfield; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Camp Nelson National Cemetery.